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Immigration Services Nationwide

Every day, immigrants from around the world seek a better life in the United States, either through family immigration or from employment. After some time, many wish to become legal citizens of their newfound home. With U.S. citizenship comes extra perks that permanent residents do not enjoy, including the right to vote and visa-free travel to certain countries.

The process of obtaining U.S. citizenship – or naturalization – can be extremely complicated, frustrating, and time-consuming. If you are seeking citizenship, you will want a capable and knowledgeable attorney on your side. New Orleans attorney Dayna Wheatley has 15 years of experience providing personalized solutions for clients seeking U. S. citizenship. Wheatley Immigration Law, LLC serves prospective citizens nationwide.

To get started on the process, please call us at (504) 784-6803 or contact us online for an affordable consultation.

Wait Times for Citizenship

People may apply for U.S. citizenship after three years of permanent residence if they obtained their permanent residence on the basis of marriage, are still married, and are still living with their spouses.

Certain military personnel may expedite their citizenship applications without meeting a residency requirement.

In all other cases, people may apply for U.S. citizenship after five years.

Other Citizenship Requirements

Residence and good moral character requirements must be met in order to successfully obtain citizenship. Additionally, there are specific documents required alongside your N-400 application, depending on your individual situation.

Documents often required with your citizenship application include:

  • Two U.S. passport style photos
  • Marriage certificates or divorce decrees, if applicable
  • Any documentation proving your military service, if applying with Form N-426
  • Any documentation proving any medical disability you have, if applying with Form N-648
  • Documented proof of your permanent resident status

These are just a few possible types of documents that may be required alongside your citizenship application.

You should consult with a New Orleans citizenship attorney before filing for citizenship if you are a lawful permanent resident who has:

  • Voted
  • Claimed citizenship
  • Had tax problems
  • Experienced child support problems
  • Been arrested for any crime

Most people will also need to pass an English test and a civics test in order to naturalize for U.S. citizenship.

Count on Attorney Dayna Wheatley

Navigating the naturalization process can be extremely overwhelming. Having an accomplished New Orleans citizenship attorney working with you can ease that burden, lessen your stress, and improve your chances of approval. At Wheatley Immigration Law, LLC, we are passionate about helping clients achieve their dreams.

Call (504) 784-6803 to learn more about how Attorney Wheatley can help you navigate the naturalization process.

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